A heavyweight showdown has been added to the undercard of the next UFC on Fox show.
It looks like Roy Nelson will be making his 19th appearance in the Octagon next month. The veteran heavyweight brawler has inked a contract to meet former Bellator and M-1 champ Alexander Volkov at the UFC on Fox show in Kansas City. Fox Sports broke the news.
Nelson (22-13, 9-9 UFC) is coming off a knockout victory over Antonio Silva in Brazil last September. The 41-year-old is 3-6 in his last nine fights, albeit against top competition.
Volkov (27-6, 1-0 UFC) made his UFC debut in November, narrowly defeating Timothy Johnson by controversial split decision. He has won three in a row overall, and has finished 21 of his 27 victories.
UFC on Fox 24 will be headlined by a UFC flyweight title fight between long-reigning champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Wilson Reis. The bout between Nelson and Volkov will take place on the undercard for the event, which takes place on April 15th in Kansas City.